Well, we have heard enough stories from our parents of going out and crossing two rivers, walking for 10 km with a chappal, holding two chalks and a slate so that they could study. Further back in time, when there was no educational establishment within a 50-60 km radius, people sat under a banyan tree or outside the temple in a semi-circle formation to study. As time passed, the mode of education changed. Not only the method of teaching changed, but the education process started getting a structure. In the beginning, the method of pedagogy was mouth to mouth. A guru would come and share his knowledge, while others would sit and listen. As time progressed, the style of education changed from mouth to hand. A Guru would come and share his knowledge, while others would note it down. Soon education started getting significance, and for that schools, and colleges got constructed, where the teachers would come and teach while the students would make a note of that. The effect of the corona virus on education has further changed the dynamic of teaching and learning pattern in recent time.
The actual problem with the system is the structure of the whole educational process. As time passed, every single sector developed except the educational sector. The institutional division specifically downgraded not in terms of quantity as the educational establishments like schools, colleges and university kept growing but in terms of quality. Unfortunately, the approach towards education has also changed with time. Earlier the education system focused on the practicality of a particular situation, and nowadays, children are just studying the theoretical approach. A user manual can only explain certain things although, the hands-on experience will make you understand a particular situation faster. The effect of the Corona Virus further handicapped the existing education process.
Being educated and being literate are two different things. A student who has just passed class 12th is considered literate but not educated. A particular student regarded as educated solely if he/she has enough practical knowledge in their field. It is noticeable that the curriculum, syllabus, and the teaching pattern that a school follows, be it CBSE, ICSE or, any other state board, is bogus. Students are overburdened with homework and assignments from schools and universities. The Indian education system does not let a kid study thing that they want to study. A kid who aspires to be a coder one day spends half of his day reading Hindi literature. A kid who strives to make their name in the field of literature ends up devoting 1000 hours to study Mathematics. Career counselling is absent in most schools, and students do not know about the things they are good at and the scopes they have if they opt for doing something out of the box. The Indian education system continues focusing on the theoretical approach than focusing on the practical approach. The effect of the Corona Virus further made it difficult for the institutions to conduct practical, as they focused just on theory.
While almost every school kid is busy scoring 90% above marks in the exam, mugging up the concepts seems to be a better option for them. Nobody is interested in knowing how the formula came up in the first place. 90% of schools in India don’t have sufficient resources to conduct practical. 99% of students don’t even know the names of lab equipment. A study shows that 70% of the toppers have never concentrated enough in the practical class. The significant reason why the majority of students who have scored 95% plus marks in exams failed to crack exams is that their concepts are not clear. A student focusing on the theories and practical knowledge from the very beginning decreases the ratio of students failing to crack national level exams.
The Indian parents are making their kids crazy for marks in higher secondary level of education. They often forget that the students who score 75% in board exams also crack the national level examination. The reason why a student well versed with the concepts fails to score good marks in board exams yet, scores well at the national level are because the board exams demand answers in a specific pattern, with all the steps mentioned with a fitting answer line. There is no such thing in the national level examinations. At the national level examination, all that you care about is the correct answer.
The funny part about the Indian education system is government continuously trying to make education easier for the kids. It is not the difficulty level that is the problem. The real problem is the lack of substance in the curriculum of the kids. We kept on repairing things that don’t need fixing. The broken segments have been overlooked, by the government for far too long. Every kid at the age of 12 should know their educational options. Considering one particular stream superior to the other stream should be stopped. Career counselling must be there from class 9. Practical knowledge and practical applications must be there for the kids from class 6. Instead of over-burdening the kids with home works, schools should let the kid explore their passion. Parents should be advised not to do their kid’s homework and practice. Counselling sessions with parents are a must, and they should be made aware of another field of studies that is available to them.
The fundamental level of education in India is way too high as compared to the rest of the world, even though the system has its share of flaws. The literacy rate of India is higher as compared to the rest of the world. When the whole world got introduced to the concept of globalisation, our Indian superheroes dominated the global world setting up an exemplary display of in-depth knowledge and leadership quality making the world just a mere spectator who would just clap and bow down while they rise, shine, and conquer the socio-economic world. We at Regional College of Management, did a thorough study about the existing education system, closely analysing the flaws and the loopholes of the system and using the flaws to their strength. When more than 95% of the educational institutes ignored the practical based approach, RCM’s curriculum focuses on the practical approach. Regional College of Management provides the industrial exposure to every student and make them prepared for the global challenge. Educational Institutes like the Regional College of Management sets an example to the world of education.